Species Factsheet

Cortaderia selloana


Complete name: Cortaderia selloana (Schult. & Schult.f.) Asch. & Graebn.
Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta » Magnoliophyta » Liliopsida » Poales » Poaceae » Cortaderia selloana
Authors: Corina Basnou
Last updated: October 28th, 2006

Common Names

Pampas grass, silver pampas grass, Uruguayan pampas grass.


Arundo selloana Schult. & Schult. f.
Cortaderia argentea (Nees) Stapf
Cortaderia dioica Spreng.
Cortaderia selloana (Schult. & Schult. f.) Aschers. & Graebn.
Gynerium argenteum Nees

Short Description

An erect perennial, tussock grass, up to 2-4 meters tall. It has large (1-3 meters), deep green, attenuate leaves with serrulate margins. Inflorescences consist of several large nodding plumose panicles. It flowers from August to December.